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Putting the Human Experience First: An Introduction to Human-Centered Design



Date:  Thursday, June 23, 2022

Time: 9:00AM-10:30AM

Location: Virtual via Zoom



In this session we will introduce you to the main principles of human-centered design, an innovative approach to problem solving that puts people and their experiences at the center of the process. Participants will learn about each phase of the design process and how to apply them to unique challenges using real examples from organizations from a variety of sectors. We will also discuss the benefits of implementing a human-centered approach specifically for the nonprofit and social impact sector.

Learning Objectives:

  • To introduce the six key principles of human-centered design methodology to participants in the nonprofit/social impact sectors.
  • To reinforce the benefits and potential for positive community impact by utilizing a human-centered approach to problem-solving.

About The Presenter

Emilija Postolovska

As a dedicated public health practitioner with experience in tackling social determinants of health in vulnerable populations, Emilija Postolovska joins M.S Hall + Associates as a key member of the Strategy + Transformation team. Emilija has a Bachelor’s degree in public health from Syracuse University, and a Master’s degree in public health through a cooperative program between SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Approaching her work with a health equity lens, Emilija is a trusted community leader with a foundation in public health and health philanthropy who advances community engagement and collective impact through policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Her practical experience in program and policy development, along with her history managing complex, multi-sector projects have shaped Emilija’s approach toward making the meaningful systemic changes necessary for health and safe communities.

Emilija regularly collaborates with a wide range of community partners and stakeholders who have a shared vision of creating an equitable community through areas such as food justice and security, reproductive wellbeing, and resident leadership and engagement.


Register for this course by adding to the cart and checking out. Your registration is for a single participant, if you would like to register 5 or more participants please contact Kaitlyn Giles  for a group rate and for any other questions regarding registration.

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